Vita getting "more than 100" games this year

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    The Vita's story has been told in this opening blurb about a thousand times. Its a system that's been struggling, to be brief. One of the big detractors currently is a lack of software. However Don Corleone Mesa, Director of Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation (yes, that's a real title) at Sony, has said that "more than 100" games will be hitting the system.

    Mesa highlighted a few already announced indie games, such as the brutal and psychedelic Hotline Miami, horror game Lone Survivor, as well as Thomas Was Alone and Frozen Synapse. However, he also stressed that there will be bigger titles too, such as a bunch from Sony Worldwide Studios (currently only two of Sony's studios are known to be making a game for the system).

    Black Mesa also revealed some interesting statistics for the system. The system has been stressing having every game available digitally day one, and Mesa revealed that a third of all system software sales are digital.

    A survey conducted by Sony also found some positive numbers for its userbase. 90% of Vita owners play it on a regular basis, or once or more a week. The system also holds an 86% satisfaction rate from its owners. However, the biggest statistic is that Vita owners play their Vita on average of 18.7 hours a week. Surprising, huh?

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  2. shakirmoledina

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    Maybe they should also put ps1 and ps2 games streaming to the vita with the above list for it would do the numbers well.
     
  3. GameWinner

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    I hope it's not a bunch of "Free to Play" games, it seems unlikely but I rather have more Vita games.
     
  4. BAHIM Z 360

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    I hope those 100 games aren't gonna be ports...
     
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    Do a good job devs and maybe you'll see a purchase from me yet.
     
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  6. soulx

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    It's kind of telling that he only specified indie games when mentioning "more than 100 games coming".
     
  7. Guild McCommunist
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    Well to be fair they probably want to keep bigger game announcements for conferences. I mean there's PAX this week, GDC next week, and E3 in June. It'd be rather silly to say "Hey guys inFamous Vita is coming oops I said that."

    Plus I'm pretty stoked for Hotline Miami at least.
     
  8. Psionic Roshambo

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    Not sure if I believe a Sony spokesperson at this point in time, I hope he is telling the truth because if not it would do more damage than good.
     
  9. MarcusRaven

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    Quantity does not equal quality. This announcement alone is riddled with the stench of desperation.
     
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    Well counting digital releases (such as the indie games), their own games, plus probably some third parties, the number isn't unreasonable. I'm sure the 3DS is getting well over 100 releases this year, counting everything from eShop releases to retail.

    How so?

    Also...

    >People complain about lack of Vita games
    >Says there'll be over 100 Vita games this year
    >"Quantity doesn't mean quality!"

    While everyone here may laugh, Sony does make strong first party titles. Well they fucked up on Resistance: BS but some of their titles are amazing.
     
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  11. dickfour

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    Has anyone noticed that Vita games are really cheap? I was looking to pick up Uncharted and snagged it new for $18. I know there's not a lot of games worth buying but I'm going on a spree this week picking up what good games I don't have.
     
  12. Gahars

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    Looks like we went from no gaems to mo' gaems.
     
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  13. DSGamer64

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    Well, when the Vita starts seeing more good titles and they slash the price on the system and memory cards, I will probably pick one up again. After I completed all the Vita games I had, it sat collecting dust so I sold it.
     
  14. ForteGospel

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    if you are expecting 100 new games you are going to be disappointed...

    most of those "100" games are going to be ports, remakes, virtual console, ps1/2 classics, indie games and shovel ware

    also guild when people complain about lack of vita games they are not complaining that there are no games at all rather that there are no worth playing games...
     
  15. Guild McCommunist
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    Well there are like no games coming out currently. Soul Sacrifice next month and like... Tearaway sometime and Killzone in September. FFX and X-2 as well... sometime this year.

    What would you consider a game "worth playing" then? I'd say inFamous, Uncharted, Killzone, the Sony first parties. Maybe common Sony-affiliated franchises like Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy too.
     
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    good. this is some good news actually..

    sony can do better ports even than nintendo, the 3rd party support has been good til now even the vita has barely any games by now.
     
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  17. Sychophantom

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    I'd probably say maybe 20 of those will be Vita-only titles. 20 more might be Cross-buy, which I like, so if I want to play at work I can, then resume at home.

    PSP games that can be played on a Vita will probably be a few of those "100 games".
    Minis wil be a few more.
    PS1 classics even more.

    They're probably even counting Playstation Mobile games in that. There are a few decent games in that group.

    So "100 games" could even be an understatement, but the way it's been spun just seems like PR bullshit, as usual.
     
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    Let me just direct your attention to the DS library
     
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  20. zanfire

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    If you're sitting here "poo-pooing" the fact that they are saying they have a ton of games coming (even if they are not all exclusive or new) then you are clearly here purely to hate for the sake of hating.

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